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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 12:42 PM
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42. The irony is that the tab for uninsured is a lot higher than
if you have insurance... and the carrier has an agreement with the provider.

Only the uninsured do not have anyone to intervene on their behalf.

On the other hand, one can almost understand the hospital. Medicare and the HMOs give them "offers they cannot refuse" and most have to accept uninsured people - though not necessarily provide the best help available. So they go after the uninsured which, in the old days - were foreigners and wealthy individuals who would pay as they go, the ones who buy houses for cash.

As John Kerry is criss crossing the country talking about health insurance, I hope that he uses Andy as an example.
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